Decoded: Photography edition: What does 'chimping' mean?

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With popular photo apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Flickr, it's pretty safe to say that most of us are tapping into some seriously ambitious photography skills. Because of apps such as these, snapping pictures, looking at pictures and editing pictures seem to be loads of fun for those of us typically on social media.

That being said, today is Nature Photography Day and we're celebrating by decoding a rather interesting (and fun) photography term. Let's talk chimping! And no, we don't mean an actual chimp or monkey in general for that matter. According to, when it comes to photography, chimping means "the act of looking at pictures on the back of the camera as soon as you've taken them, usually accompanied by lots of ooh-ooh-oohing, hence the name."

Since most of us usually want to check if the picture came out the way we envisioned initially, we're guessing most of you are guilty of 'chimping' at one time or another just as we are. So, if someone happens to say you're chimping after you start ooh-ing and ahh-ing over a photo you just took, you know exactly what they mean.

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Decoded: Photography edition: What does 'chimping' mean?
Steel cut oatmeal with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Morning sun from the right.

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